Resources for Challenging Times


The International Coaching Federation (ICF) is committed to advancing the professional practice of coaching throughout the world. Coaching is about people. It is about dialogue and understanding.

ICF denounces the unprovoked military invasion of Ukraine. As the situation continues to escalate, we reflect on our Core Values—particularly Humanity—to guide our actions, our words and our conscience. We commit to being humane, kind, compassionate and respectful toward others. Thus, we grieve for those who are suffering. We stand with all members of our community who are in turmoil. For them, and with our fellow global citizens, we pledge to do everything in our power to condemn attacks on freedom and provide support to the innocent.

We encourage coaches everywhere to express their compassion for those in distress - as long as it is safe for them to do so - in a manner that is consistent with the core values we share.

Below, we have compiled resources for ICF Members, Credential-holders, Chapter Leaders, and members of the ICF community at-large.

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Coaching Science Community of Practice - Coaching Emotions for Leadership & Wellbeing

Join the Coaching Science Community of Practice and Joshua Freedman, MCC, to explore the results of this study and the implications for coaches and their clients to navigate the turbulent context of 2020 and beyond.
Coaching Science CP Resource Development Core Competency Communities of Practice
Online Course
Member Free
Non-Member Free

Coaching Science Community of Practice – Empathy Across Video, Audio and Written Interactions

Join the Coaching Science Community of Practice and Professor Julia Milner on May 16, 2022, from 2:00 p.m. – 3:30 p.m. ET (New York) for a session on virtual coaching.
Coaching Science CP Resource Development Core Competency Communities of Practice
Online Course
Member Free
Non-Member Free

Executive and Leadership Coaching Community of Practice - The Agile Coach – How the coach’s agility can help individuals, team, and organizations thrive through change

Join the Executive and Leadership Community of Practice and Meryl Moritz, MCC as they discuss how the coach’s agility can help individuals, teams, and organizations thrive through change.
Executive and Leadership CP Core Competency Communities of Practice
Online Course
Member Free
Non-Member Free

Internal Coaching Community of Practice - Internal Coaching in Times of Crisis

The Internal Coaching Community of Practice will host a facilitated discussion in support of the internal coaching community to explore ideas and best practices in navigating this unprecedented situation that they and their clients are facing.
Resource Development Core Competency Internal Coaching CP Communities of Practice
Online Course
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Non-Member Free

Life Vision and Enhancement Coaching Community of Practice - Compassionate Self-Care and Reflection

Join the ICF Life Vision and Enhancement Community of Practice and Elizabeth Bishop as they discuss the importance of compassionate self-care and reflection.
Life Vision and Enhancement CP Core Competency Communities of Practice
Online Course
Member Free
Non-Member Free

Team and Group Coaching Community of Practice –Emotional Intelligence and Psychological Safety for Teams

Join the Team & Group Coaching Community of Practice and Deiric McCann for unique insight into the neuroscience connecting emotional intelligence and psychological safety, and what that means for the team coach.
Team and Group Coaching CP Resource Development Core Competency Communities of Practice